Purchasing a cat

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: My family wants a kitten/cat. I live in the USA, and where I live it’s very hard to find someone who’s giving away a cat. I heard that it’s not permissible to buy a cat. Can you please tell me the ruling on this? Can I buy a cat?


A: It is permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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